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  • Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Warsby Douglas H. Johnson

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2012; US$ 21.86

    Sudan's post-independence history has been dominated by political and civil strife. Most commentators have attributed the country's recurring civil war either to an age-old racial divide between Arabsand Africans, or to recent colonially constructed inequalities. This book attempts a more complex analysis, briefly examining the historical, political,... more...

  • Sexual Politics in Modern Iranby Janet Afary

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    This book charts the history of Iran's sexual revolution from the nineteenth century to today. more...

  • The Arab Uprisingsby James Gelvin

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know ? answers readers' questions about the history and current state of the Arab world and addresses all aspects of the uprisings since late 2010, including their causes, the role of social media, the diverse paths they have taken, the role of the United States and the uprisings' impact on the United States,... more...

  • From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Mapby Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In his final book, completed just before his death, Edward W. Said offers impassioned pleas for the beleaguered Palestinian cause from one of its most eloquent spokesmen. These essays, which originally appeared in Cairo?s Al-Ahram Weekly , London?s Al-Hayat , and the London Review of Books , take us from the Oslo Accords through the U.S. led invasion... more...

  • Storm from the Eastby Milton Viorst

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    America?s engagement with the Arab world stretches back far beyond the Iraq wars. According to Milton Viorst, the current conflict is simply the latest round in a 1,400-year struggle between Christianity and Islam, in which the United States became a participant only in the last century. Today, the Bush Doctrine aims to free the Arab peoples from... more...

  • The Wars of the Jewsby Flavius Josephus

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    The book is about the history of the Jewish people and the reinstatement of the State of Israel. The author gives a detailed eye-witness description of the obliteration of Jerusalem. Not only does the writer describe about the hatred that existed between the Jews and the other people of the Middle East, he also presents an implicit explication of the... more...

  • The Great Social Laboratoryby Omnia El Shakry

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    This book charts the development of the social sciences?anthropology, human geography, and demography?in colonial and postcolonial Egypt, exploring the broader significance of knowledge production and its relationship to colonialist and nationalist ideologies. more...

  • Operation Peaceby Richard A. Gabriel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1984; US$ 8.99

    The first book about the 1982 war in Lebanon, Operation Peace for Galilee is based on hundreds of interviews with the soldiers of both sides, the guerrillas who fought in it, and the civilians caught in the middle. Much of the detail is drawn from in-depth conversations with the major Israeli commanders who planned and fought the battles. The... more...

  • Imagined Empiresby Zeinab Abul-Magd

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Through a microhistory of a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in Qina province over the last five centuries. Imagined Empires charts modes of subaltern rebellion against the destructive policies of colonial intruders and collaborating local elites in the south of Egypt. ... more...

  • Islamic Law in Africaby J. Norman D. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    A survey of the extent to which Islamic law is applied in those parts of East and West Africa which were at one time under British administration. more...